Nick DeRiso is associate editor of Ultimate Classic Rock. Named columnist of the year five times by the Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and Louisiana Sports Writers Association during a lengthy career in the newspaper industry, he previously oversaw a daily section that was named Top 10 in the nation by the AP.
45 Years Ago: ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ Bonds Elton John and Billie Jean King
A soaring anthem that name-checked the cradle of independence arrived just in time for the nation's Bicentennial.
Jon Bon Jovi Turned to JFK for Inspiration on ‘Bon Jovi 2020′ Cover
Main image for the band's most political album ever was modeled after a notable political figure.
March 2020 New Music Releases
The list sort of cruises along until the very end of the month, when a huge slate of albums arrives.
First Ronnie James Dio Career-Spanning Documentary in the Works
As-yet-untitled film will be based on the former Black Sabbath and Rainbow frontman's unfinished autobiography.
Keith Richards Has Finally Stopped Smoking
News comes as the Rolling Stones announce another round of shows.
‘Brothers of a Feather’ Acoustic Shows Preview Black Crowes Tour
Chris and Rich Robinson will play a string of intimate dates together before reuniting the band.
35 Years Ago: How a Leftover Song Changed Journey Forever
A 16-year-old battling terminal illness became the first person outside their inner circle to hear "Only the Young."
Ivan Kral, Early Blondie Member Who Became Famed Songwriter, Dies
His home movies also formed the basis for 1976's 'The Blank Generation,' a seminal document of the New York City scene.
Def Leppard Unveil Five-Disc ‘Early Years’ Box Set
Preview the never-released Nick Tauber-produced version of 1979's "Rock Brigade."
Yes Joined by Alan Parsons for Pre-Cruise to the Edge Dates
Shows precede a larger fall North American tour, which the band says will be announced "in the months ahead."
Kirk Hammett Admits Metallica Wasted Their Time Fighting Napster
They sued after discovering a leaked demo of "I Disappear" was circulating on the file-sharing service.
James Taylor Announces New Album, Tour With Jackson Browne
He also released a new song, "Teach Me Tonight."